TMBA523: A Love Letter to the Philippines

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For the first time in a decade, Dan and Ian are recording a podcast from one of their favorite places in the world, the Philippines.

The Philippines has been an integral part of their business for many years, and it continues to have a strong influence on the lives of so many entrepreneurs in the location-independent community.

On today’s podcast, they’ll be discussing their history in the Philippines, what the country has meant to their business, and whether it still makes sense for entrepreneurs to build teams in the Philippines in 2019.



Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • What it’s like to visit the Philippines today. (2:28)
  • Some of the logistical challenges of living in the Philippines. (10:38)
  • Our experiences hiring in the Philippines. (17:42)
  • What the Philippines is great for in 2019. (27:30)
  • The difficulties that come with hiring in the Philippines. (35:20)


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Thanks for listening to our show! We’ll be back next Thursday morning 8AM EST. Cheers, Dan & Ian